See also:English writer, was
See also:born in St Vincent, West Indies, on the 22nd of May 1817, the son of the
See also:attorney-general of that
See also:island . He was educated at
See also:Westminster school,
See also:College, and
See also:Oxford, where he was a contemporary of J . T .
See also:Delane (q.v.), whose friend he had become at King's College . On leaving the university in 184o he was appointed to a
See also:post in
See also:Stockholm . Here he met Jacob
See also:Grimm, and at his
See also:suggestion first interested himself in Scandinavian literature and
See also:mythology . In 1842 he published the results of his studies, a version of The
See also:Prose or Younger
See also:Edda, and in the following
See also:year he issued a Grammar of the Icelandic or Old-Norse
See also:Tongue, taken from the
See also:Swedish . Returning to England in 1845, he became assistant editor of The Times under Delane, whose
See also:sister he married; but he still continued his Scandinavian studies,
See also:translations of various Norse stories . In 1853 he was appointed
See also:professor of English literature and
See also:history at King's College,
See also:London . In 1861–1862 he visited
See also:Iceland, and subsequently published Gisli the Outlaw and other translations from the Icelandic . In 187o he was appointed a
See also:civil service
See also:commissioner and consequently resigned his post on The Times . In 1876 he was knighted .
He retired from the public service in 1892, and died at
See also:Ascot on the 11th of
See also:June 1896 . In addition to the
See also:works mentioned above, he published The
See also:Story of Burnt Njal, from the Icelandic of the Njals Saga (1861) . See the
See also:Life of Delane (1908), by Arthur Irwin
See also:Dasent .
ERASMUS DARWIN (1731-1802)
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